Choker necklaces are in. Well, I guess they've never really been out, but I feel like I've been seeing them everywhere lately. More than usual. It's like the 90s all over again. So, of course this trend has permeated my imagination and I finally figured out a way to make it my own.
I have all these stone pendants - quartz, tourmaline, almadine - that I put on different necklaces interchangeably, but it gets monotonous to just keep putting them on the same chains. Last time I went to my parents' house to clean out some old drawers, I found this cute and simple shoelace... yes, a shoelace... that I couldn't put down. It was just a perfect little thing that seemed like it would be a waste to throw away. The color was unique and it already had plastic on the ends. I feel SO weird going on like this about a piece of shoestring, but welcome to my world.
So, I put two and two together, and made my own idyllic version of a choker necklace - adjustable, kitschy, and found (not store-bought).
Here's 3 different ways I'm wearing it.
This is what sparked the original idea. I love that the stone is pink and the cord is purple - they're such childish colors, but the setting on the stone is really sophisticated.
Silver + gold + shoestring + mother of pearl. Why not just throw all the colors in there at once?
I just put all my favorite stones on this thing. If you're also into the properties of gemstones, you know how good it feels to keep the stones close to you. I often carry stones with me in my pockets, in my purse, and almost always on jewelry, but it's rare that the stones can actually make skin contact all day long. You know, with rings there's metal in between the stone and your hand, and most necklaces fall on fabric. Wearing them this way keeps them as close as possible. Plus it looks chunky and cool and homemade.
Sometimes you don't have to go far to find inspiration for your closet. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all, and if you're stubborn like me and don't like to buy new things, you've got to get creative. I'd love to see the ways that you guys dig up everyday items and turn them into something new and stylish! Send pics, if you feel so inclined.